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Happy 4th of July weekend and a magazine giveaway!

Hi friends!

I hope you are all planning some fun stuff this 4th of July weekend. We hope to have friends over one day this weekend and I am going to get some sewing in as quilting is always fun stuff

I have not made it out and about on my bicycle yet this season, so maybe that will happen. So many possibilities.

I wanted to show you my latest project in the August/September issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. The magazine just hit the newsstands this week so you may not have seen it yet.

table runner
Beanstalk table runner- photo courtesy of McCalls


The project is called Beanstalk and I used fabrics from the Uppercase line by Janine Vangool for Windham Fabrics to make mine. The colors remind me of summer- the cool blues of the sky and water with a pop of hot orange to remind one of bright summer flowers. Or a really hot, sunny day!

Beanstalk in Uppercase fabrics
Beanstalk in Uppercase fabrics- photo courtesy of McCalls


The runner is fast and fun to make- what colors would you use?

(Keep reading to the end for the giveaway!)

Speaking of table runners, in case you missed my last post, my new class, Creative Quilting for Home Decor is going live on July 11th on Craft University. I just love the projects in this class. They are fun pillows, a table runner and other projects that you can use to spruce up and decorate your home.

In the class I chat about mixing fabrics, easy quilting designs on your home machine and share some of my favorite techniques. And I am sharing a 20% discount code with you: HOMEDECOR20.  Click here or on the pillow picture to sign up!

Quilting on my pillow
Close up of the quilting on my pillow- this pillow looks so good on my couch!


Quilting Daily did a blog post about my class and shared some of my tips- to see the post, click here and get some great information on making a zipper back for your pillows.


Now, for the magazine giveaway:



Just leave me a comment and you are entered for a chance to win 1 of 2 McCall’s Quick Quilts magazines. If you get my newsletter, leave a second comment for a second chance. Easy peasy! Contest ends July 4th at 9pm my time.

Contest is closed- thanks to all who entered!

Calendar events:

I will be at the Castle Rock Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival from Thursday July 7th- Saturday July 9th in the Innova booth. Come say hi!

AKA Rocky Mountain Sew Expo
AKA Rocky Mountain Sew Expo
Woven Stars
Woven Stars


I will be in Massachusetts  at Dragonfly’s Quilt Shop, 799 S Main St #17b, Bellingham, MA  on Friday July 22 from 11am to about 1pm. I will be signing books, showing off quilts, demonstrating my Braid Template… so if you are in the area, come say hi!

I will also be in Connecticut for a few days and I hope to pop in to a couple of quilt shops. Maybe I will see you there?


happy quilting,




31 thoughts on “Happy 4th of July weekend and a magazine giveaway!”

  1. Oh my! My friend just showed me your table runner in her issue of the magazine. She knew I would like it and she was right! Hope I win! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Kate, your Beanstalk table runner looks like a winner! It’d be great in any combination of colors and would make a quick project for a gift. Another one added to my list…thanks!

  3. I would love to sip an ice tea and stay in from the heat and love over a new magazine to read, thanks for the chance

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